The "Resident Evil" movie series is based on Capcom's survival horror video game series "Resident Evil".
The new film is written/directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who first came to the movie series as writer/director of "Resident Evil" (2002). He continued on as writer/producer for "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" (2004) and "Resident Evil: Extinction" (2007), returning as director for the fourth installment, "Resident Evil: Afterlife" (2010), released in 3D.
'The Umbrella Corporation' acts as the main antagonist in the series, a company responsible for a 'zombie apocalypse' as a result of the creation of the 'T-Virus'. 'Alice' (Jovovich), who was once a security operative working for Umbrella is granted super-human abilities after being tested on by Umbrella. Through her battle with the corporation, she eventually meets with the main antagonist, 'Chairman Albert Wesker' (Shawn Roberts).
A number of video game characters also make an appearance in the films, including 'Jill Valentine' (Sienna Guillory), 'Carlos Olivera' (Oded Fehr), 'Claire Redfield' (Ali Larter), 'Chris Redfield' (Wentworth Miller) and 'Leon S. Kennedy' (Johann Urb).
The entire franchise of movies have collectively earned $673 million worldwide on budgets totalling $183 million.
Sony will release the new film, Sept. 14, 2012.
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